WED is Sunday June 5,2011

What is WED?
World Environment Day.
A celebration put on by the United Nations, each year.
From the website;
“WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.”
The Theme
Forests: Nature At Your Service

“Forests cover one third of the earth’s land mass, performing vital functions and services around the world which make our planet alive with possibilities. In fact, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. They play a key role in our battle against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide.”

“The Republic of India will be the host for World Environment Day, 5 June 2011, for the first time since the celebrations began in 1972. This year’s commemorations are expected to be the largest and most widely celebrated globally.”

How will you celebrate World Environment Day?

Click on the links to learn more. More informational materials.

admin posted at 2011-5-25 Category: Uncategorized

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